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breaking news here on. a reported israeli strike on the syrian capital claimed to have hit military targets and what's believed to be the second such bombing run in forty eight hours. with me will receive let's go straight to our breaking news for you on this sunday morning here on the program syrian state t.v. has now said israel bombed syria overnight and this has been confirmed by a u.s. official that the strike supposedly targeted a military research site in damascus a bit earlier in the program i spoke with syrian journalist xeni for the latest
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from the scene. took place around two o'clock damascus time after midnight it was a big three explosion took place attacking research center and other military stations military units let's say this lead to an earthquake. something like three to four on the richter scale and big fire blanched over and over the mountain this was seen everywhere in damascus all the house and damascus which shake everyone wake up and. this lead into the very very have very big explosions in some immunity warehouses and in the area and the destruction in addition to the reaction lead led by the. this explosion and some civilian houses the first is to mention of the numbers we have something like three hundred soldiers were killed in the unit five zero one and we have civilians
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there was one one or two where. we have others in the hospitals we have hundreds were hospitalized with the main three or four hospitals up to now the syrian. t.v. declared from the first hour that this is the israeli air strike it said that. this is a kind of held to syria revolt against the government and the reaction toward the syrian government has been achieved there's been talk about an official statement to be issued later on after now we are waiting for it now with people saying that up to now not there will be an official statement or not and no official statement a lot of talk about something like that making a. back. there is big rumors up to now about. one airplane that was headed by the syrian air defense. there are more rumors
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also about. catching two pilots from this. jet but. we've also been getting these unconfirmed reports of one if not possibly two israeli airplanes are shot down over syrian territory i must ask you again it's very difficult during such a time of conflict involved and it's very difficult to confirm reports and confirm certain aspects of speculation but an israeli n.g.o.s earlier reported that syria was preparing to declare war on israel the worst response to the attack or any any confirmation on that. we cannot say this is an injury or this means it's not an official source of information a lot of talk about this and the social media people are calling for this it's not launching a would maybe it's that bad. not the first time to attack on syria. members
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and you knew what it did was an attack on the same research center which is censored. now in this direction in damascus is very difficult we have. because of that it's not destroyed we have the time the ambulance got everyone so it's possible nobody knows where when and where. and all of these middle east correspondent paula is in tel aviv with the latest now from the israelis. western intelligence source says that israel carried out its second is striking days on syria in the early hours of this morning sunday but as of yet there is still no comment from the israeli government or the israeli army about these explosions and it's also a dolphin that will get any kind of comment of course the israeli position very often is not to comment and this does give some kind of warning to the damascus regime that even if the israelis are not responsible for this attack the message they want to come across is that the strike has the capabilities of israel being
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able to do such a thing we have been on the phone with the israeli foreign ministry since the early hours of this morning those were speaking to are not prepared to confirm or deny the report other than in the israeli military spokesperson who says he's going to respond to this kind of report now in recent days there have been signs of mounting tensions between israel and his below which is a militant organization based in lebanon and allied with the damascus government in a warning to israel india this week the his chief hassan nasrallah said his militia was ready and to quote him it has its hands on the trigger in the event of an israeli attack on him targets in his eyes and they've been on over the past few days the israeli military called out civil thousand reservists for what it called a surprise military exercise on its border with lebanon so the point needs to be made that although this strike was first specifically to syria it's very closely aligned with developments in lebanon and has the potential of not only a regional conflict but international implications smalling as
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a tech it comes just a day after the israeli official said that israel had carried out an overnight thursday attack that targeted a consignment of missiles in syria that were intended for his villa in lebanon if indeed today's strike is also confirmed by the israelis it will be israel's third strike inside syria since in late january not syrian state television also says that this morning strikes were a response to. recent military gains by assad's forces against rebels who have been trying to topple him for the better part of two years so to me the scale of this morning's the tech shows that it is beyond the military capability of just the syrian rebels and this is why you have observers pointing the finger at israel in terms of helping and assisting the syrian rebels eyewitnesses also say that they saw jake in the sky at the time of the blast and this seems to concern other reports we've received that israeli jets would being used so the point again the
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conflict has the potential to become international people on the ground are watching it very very closely and it's almost intensifying by the minute we of course will keep you up to date. policy there from tel aviv well the u.s. is strongly backing its israeli allies over the crisis so the latest now on washington's reaction with our two is marina portnoy. u.s. president barack obama wouldn't specifically comment on the reported israeli airstrikes into damascus instead saying that israel is justified in protecting itself from a dance to weapons shipments to the lebanon based group hezbollah most recently we did hear comments coming from the u.s. secretary of defense chuck hagel saying that now the white house is considering to arm the opposition in syria with weapons this is a stance and a position that washington was reluctant to take instead saying that it would give
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financial support that would go to other logistics but not weapons other communication equipment other ways in which the opposition and the rebels could fight against the syrian government but now we see that the position at least coming from some members of the white house the position of the u.s. administration is changing but you know you're hearing a variety of different comments one comment one position coming from the secretary of defense and then with when the u.s. president speaks he's a little bit more cautious with his words but over the past few weeks we are hearing this his drumming of rhetoric coming from u.s. officials that are is beating what some would call a drum of potential military intervention. a bit earlier in the program here when i spoke to a. senior correspondent for israel's ha'aretz newspaper he believes the report today is really a strike inside syria is justified as a preemptive attack by television to ensure its own security. this is part of the
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israeli policy which you can describe. but do not announce or don't plan but don't tell don't let the syrian regime transfer surface to surface missiles and surface to be so stupid smaller but don't brag about it so while the reason no official confirmation you can take it almost as face value when you hear the us side confirm it officially what about the legality of israel bombing syria like this without even a un mandate i mean how do you expect the international community to react to this well be israeli and syrian governments have been paying a fragile cease fire for the last forty years however next door in lebanon on the lebanese government does not control hezbollah and has well i want to take these arms from syria and positioned within lebanon which is the legal
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has all eyes in a state of war we see israel and while you may say that flying over a lebanese space is not exactly according to international law and this is unique peking and while there are many reasons on other aspects to be critical of israeli policy it does seem that this time around it is vital balance because only trying to prevent and preempt further conflict so i'm sure you talk about the israeli airstrike being balanced you call the israeli airstrike balance we've got unconfirmed reports now of at least four hundred people killed during this overnight jet fighter weapon strike massive explosions a video footage there has been absolutely incredible you call this a balanced reaction to unconfirmed reports that the syrian officials are moving surface to air missiles to hezbollah which they are denying at the time you call it balanced ok let me clarify first of all the reason of. and regrettably so
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a massacre going on in syria has gone on for the last two years with many thousands of people being killed others perhaps in the hundreds of thousands being uprooted and now being refused use across the border and what is really striking to prevent is another lebanon war this is perhaps a minor price to pay. in order not to pay the bigger price of the killing and we have a which will be wreaked by another lebanon war. israel has no reasonable threat to react to and is instead pursuing its hidden motives inside the syrian conflict the viewpoint of beirut based journalist and middle east expert the risk. has there been any escalation against israel for israel to react has there been any military action has israel being been attacked by any side whether it be hostile law whether it be syria whether it be housed israel in the been attacked by any side whatsoever
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israel has not been attacked so we hear this talk about you know game changing weapons but all of this you know doesn't doesn't give you a ride to war doesn't give the justification. for such escalation this isn't just an isolated incident but a series of air offenses above a foreign territory why it why is israel being so persistent despite the fact that such military action is a clear violation of international law remember that the all of the fuel of the have a chemical weapons who was the one which made this first announcement it was bruno the military intelligence israeli official made the announcement about syria using chemical weapons from a very beginning after president obama had said time and again that he is the red line that didn't succeed thus far in dragging the us to war against syria so now i think that we had two incidents there with i reported the israeli strike
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on a convoy and now we have been did an israeli strike on jim but i think we have a classical example of what we would call israel trying to manipulate us policy in the middle east trying to drag obama yet again into another confrontation i think that is the case which we which we have right now once again so you know israel is going to continue i think with these practices until it drags the us into a conflict why the reason being that the syrian army has made military advancements very recently it seems that said militarily it has gained the upper hand and so here's where i realized as i said once the growing list is outside intervention outside intervention as i said trying to drag the us by saying if you don't go in then we will we shall wreak havoc we should go ahead with our own military
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escalation. let's bring you up to speed here on out see the latest now on our developing and breaking news story here a u.s. military official has confirmed a second israeli air strike on syria in less than forty eight hours that back to the early reports on syrian state t.v. so far there's been no official confirmation from tel aviv and verified footage. showing a shoot explosion at the site of the. which is said to have targeted a military. reports are coming in of hundreds killed and injured although there's been no official announcement and unconfirmed reports are also of israeli plane was shot down during the attack and two of its pilots taken captive. comes less than two days off in the previous israeli bombing of syria. shipment of syria. to hezbollah in lebanon a similar attack is said to have been carried out by israel earlier this year in
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january damascus has denied it's been trying to balance the weapons of the hezbollah. for the latest on this developing breaking news story. headlines from around the world coming up for you to the brink. here you can feel it. is. used to work.
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just. the come on number of an organisation and get inside the growing trade. you buy something will never forget. that. google. did it but i paid for what i've done i would never stop. this is the lie from moscow on rule research now the unemployment level in the european union hit record highs this week at the rate going up across most of the member states let's show you the numbers here are not see the ever rising figures alarming and rising year by year greece and spain the most affected in greece now twenty seven percent of the workforce is out of
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a job and in spain one in every four is unemployed or the increasing joblessness of many and poor working conditions for some triggered massive demonstrations around the world on may day and the most turbulent protests took place in turkey where police have to disperse demonstrators with tear gas and water cannons after the demos turn violent these twenty eight people were injured in clashes and dozens more were arrested in greece so the country worst hit by the crisis a day of action was marked by a twenty four hour strike while spain has seen demonstrations in more than eighty cities. and reports. the unemployment rate in the years old has recently reached a record twelve percent and for those aged twenty five and below in countries like spain and greece that number is this high is more than fifty percent with very little signs of any economic improvement now for those who are looking for a job that search is no longer just about trying to find work many are now trying
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to leave. their home countries. like niccolo wriggles e a biology graduate from italy now working in a shop in brussels and the situation in italy was actually awful because the only thing i was able to get is a really short contract for like free mouth for six months with absolutely no possibility of growing out in an industry or in a laboratory anything most of most of them were totally unpaid because you can't really think of your future he says it wasn't a walk in the park in beijing either as many companies require a working knowledge of both french and dutch a barrier that may be hard to overcome but perhaps still more attractive for some of the going back home i read that in two thousand and twelve. the person the person of young people who emigrated from italy to grow up by thirty
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forty percent in two thousand and twelve i really don't know what will be in to towns in africa and it's not just easing citizens feeling the pinch foreigners would come to europe to seek new opportunities started their will businesses and building their lives to now will also change their minds spreads iana this meant leaving greece and david all the way back to her native ecuador and while homesickness was the initial reason for the move she has no regrets about making that decision the six one hundred also many foreigners decided to leave grace and move to countries like germany and switzerland but the greeks who stayed behind are saying that the situation is really difficult there when for instance servicemen he used to get one and a half thousand euros on that paid just one hundred m. out place has been open for two years and even though still new i believe we have very good prospects for the future. something she. he says just isn't possible yeah
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right yeah trent look at the figures in countries like ireland some people argue that a whole generation has left and perhaps you know. i don't think so i read there a stay here for the same day or so since our teen brussels. let's turn to some other news has been shaping the week around the world and here of course on r t the u.k. independence party making a major breakthrough in local elections are claiming one in every four votes cast the conservatives of course are part of the ruling coalition now admitting that all mainstream parties have major lessons to learn from the group seeking the country's withdrawal from the e.u. let's take a closer look at the party's gains and losses here on r.t. here come the numbers for you right now and the conservatives as you can see on the far left over here or maybe your far right down minus one hundred or three hundred
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thirty five seats big number there what their coalition partners are the liberal democrats have lost one hundred and twenty four seats though the opposition labor party up by two hundred ninety one and the big game changer ukip gained a hundred and thirty nine new local councillors doesn't achievement the head of the party nigel farage praises the grand arrival of four party politics the deputy leader of the u.k. independence party paul not all he spoke to us here at r.t. about the party's long term plans and issues with its rivals. david cameron is committed to the european union we know that because he said if there is it that friends and he will campaign to stay in and if you're members of the european union you can't control your own borders so we have a problem in this country where we have twenty two percent youth unemployment a million kids in britain who are going to weigh every day and what about to open our borders all to twenty nine million remaining in a bulgarians when restrictions fall on january first and governors are permitted
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that is not a good can do about that so quite frankly we're not worried that he's going to park his tank on are because he simply can't we will take a seat in the house of commons if not two seats before the general election in two thousand and fifty if we continue on our trajectory in byelection zameen we are finishing seconds and a lot of buy elections now particularly in the north of england and i think that we can eventually take a seat in a byelection but let's not forget that a big elections next year the european elections take place in june two thousand and fifteen these are the elections that we will win i genuinely believe we will send more any peace but so brochures than any other party and then in two thousand and fifteen ukip will be standing in every single constituency and we will be putting up a good fight if we enter the election on double digits ahead of the liberal democrats we have leadership debates in this country and will be on those leadership debates and he would wipe the floor with clegg cameron. and on our
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website r.t. talk calm right now a political vendetta has turned personal fear against the muslim brotherhood in egypt spills over with the son of a leader in the islamist movement lynched for a murder he allegedly committed are those details on the web site right now. also there for you a world war two veterans in russia's northern motor mounts region get from a believe the ugliest congratulations possible for the upcoming victory day they've received letters containing free burial offers. well it has been three nights of standing ovations as some petersburg raised the curtain on its latest cultural attraction at the world famous ski theater and now has a whole new stage to buy more has been following the spectacular opening performances for us here on arts. the same as a russian a theatre company mother used to has opened its new opera and a ballet theater money in ski cheap with
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a ceremony that filled the auditorium with two thousand stars from both home and abroad including president putin and eighty thousand square meters of the building is covered with glass and limestone and it's it's one leg still to its eighteen the century classical and iconic a system at seven hundred million dollars that this building has divided opinion and it took ten years to complete jack diamond to the architect of mudd easy to set that he took the classical look of st petersburg in mind when designing it the point about simply just one of the most beautiful cities in the world has amazing continuity of its streets still so in order to make it move the limits of you know something we you know you know no no no of those who are comfortable would just use the. standard controls two streets inside it's
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a different story all together seven stories high the exquisite on exum wall the glows in the dark the sort of ski life the bring out of the glamour and the staircases that are both a modern and functional the auditorium was designed with the audience in mind making sure that from whichever seat you are in you can still hear the quietest sound of the flute or the mighty beat of the drum the stage with three floors beneath an interchangeable maid said change is easy and quick with the curtains lifted and three days of celebrations going without a hedge and the spectacular performance by placido domingo as well as the flawless staging of the marines ballet the public and we are too old themselves were not disappointed and i think you should be proud of this. yes it will be so. dismounting marines key to that it will be for me doubly due to a great company then you have thanks to my savior he is. an ecstatic really head
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it's a great honor for me to participate in the opening of the theater and to congratulate her larry gehrig. it's a wonderful stage night so i think one of the most important. things. on stage like this is like the six and it was. incredible this is so very much just to sunday's opened a day is it designed to allow the public to see for themselves if money inskeep two can become a world renowned international theater at a new cultural emblem force in petersburg to bomb what they already mariinsky to. art in a half an hour's time my colleague. is here but up next though between now and then we take you to mexico and our special report this is on city.
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famous american political figure ron paul has decided to create his own liberty oriented home schooling curriculum at ron paul curriculum back to give parents not turn of the standard public education you know when i was a kid homeschooling was only for like the kids of wacko's and cultus if you met someone who was home schooled you always look at them with some sort of suspicion like what's with that kid with what's with his parents i mean who would home school their kids well let's look at it this way who would grow their own food when american supermarkets are stocked with pure healthy and natural food the problem is that food in stores is now loaded up with all sorts of mystery chemicals and g m o's and it makes perfect sense that nowadays people are intro starting to grow their own food and this logic applies to education too when public education
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becomes so dismal it is perfectly logical and reasonable to try to educate your kids yourself the no child left behind program did a fine job of making the american education system lower the bar down to the very basement of the lowest common denominator i mean if you think there should be more in a high school graduates had besides reading writing and arithmetic that homeschooling might be for you as art sports and music and science programs all across the nation due to a lack of funding is wrong post libertarian curriculum what's best for your kids i can't say but it's definitely worth taking a look at other alternatives given the d. minus quality of public education nowadays but that's just my opinion.
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